Here is one of form validation error messages that made me laugh aloud : “invalid last name. Please enter a valid last name”. The form (or the souls that coded that form) decided my last name is bad and imagine, they want me to build a valid last name too!
Bad, uninformed form validations can turn people away from your web form. Often it means lost sales or opportunities.
Web forms are communication channels through which your users reach you. It is the salesman or the front desk of your website. It is hence required to carefully design the form communication (apart from the form aesthetics). In this article we look deep in to the subject. [click to continue…]
This beginner level tutorial is about creating forms in Dreamweaver. You may be familiar with creating web pages in Dreamweaver. This tutorial takes you one step ahead and shows you how to build great interactive forms in Dreamweaver.
Note: It is easy to create complete forms using Simfatic Forms. Visually design the form, get form submissions by email, save submissions to database and more.
The general working of a web form
An email form can be considered one of the most essential parts of any website. When users need to be able to contact you with feedback or questions about your service, a web form can become very handy. In this tutorial, you will see how to add an email form into your WordPress website by using the Contact Form 7 plugin. [click to continue…]
To load a drop down list (or a simple list) from a database, there are different ways. One is to embed PHP code in the HTML code, that loops through the rows in the database and adds <option> </option> tags.
Hand-coding HTML forms using the common web design tools used to be a long and cumbersome process. HTML code for the form is just one part of the whole web form. You need the server side processing script as well.
Simfatic Forms is a tool that fills this gap. You can design the web form using the visual editor. No coding is required. Simfatic Forms generates all the required code ( The HTML code and the server side processing script). [click to continue…]